Page management

Learn about the different ways you can manage your website pages.


Edit a page

Once a page has been created, the best way to find a page is to go to the pages tab, search for the page name and click the Edit page button on the right.

The pages tab lists all the pages in your site. Click edit to update your chosen page.

Check where a page is used

Every page has a Usage tab. Click on it and you'll see a list of pages and components that link to the page you're on.

If you're thinking about changing a lot of content on a page or unpublishing it entirely, it's a good idea to check this tab first. You can then click on the places that are linking to the page (listed under ENTITY) and update those links accordingly. For more information about how this works, get in touch.

Example of CMS usage tab
Example of CMS usage tab back office

Check for 404 page errors and request redirects

404 errors are logged when a page at a specific URL can't be found. Click on the 404 pages tab in your Group navigation. A list of all the page URLs within your site that people visited but were not available will appear. You can use the Filter URL path search to refine your results.

How to use the 404 pages and request redirects

Display all the pages within your site that have 404 errors logged when a page at a specific URL can't be found. This could be because a visitor has followed a broken or dead link to a missing page.

Deleting, unpublishing and archiving a page 

It's not possible to delete pages. Instead, change the state of your page to unpublished. You can also archive an unpublished page.

If your page is live but in draft state, you'll need to set it as published before unpublishing it.

If you are concerned about sensitive information in the page being republished, you can still remove it from the page while unpublishing it.

Add a page to the local navigation menu

Note: Only Group owners can edit the local navigation menu.

If you want a page to show in the local navigation menu, you will need to add it as a text link. The menu structure is shown in the Edit tab of your site.

Local navigation menu

Within the section navigation click the component's Edit button This will display your local navigation menu as a bullet point list in the Editor. Type the page title in the relevant place in the list and insert the link like you would normally. Repeat as needed and then click Save.

The local navigation is editable as a tree structure made up of HTML list items

Top-level elements automatically appear in bold so there's no need (or way) to over-ride it. If a top-level element has no children then it's treated as just a clickable link and not a toggle for the local navigation to expand and show any child navigation elements.

Add a page in the site structure

You can configure a page's place in the Site Structure on the right-hand side of the page edit screen:

Add your page into the website structure
  • Confirm that Place in site structure is ticked.

  • Choose a Parent Item from the dropdown. Choose the top-level section you want the page to be ordered within. Your page will now be a 'child' to this page and follow it in the breadcrumb structure.

  • After saving, your website structure can be fine-tuned via the Menus tab.

Viewing your site structure

You can view your site structure as a tree of content, like in the Legacy CMS.

In your Group, click the 'Site structure' tab. Child pages are indented under their parent pages the the same way the structure of your Legacy CMS was shown in the content tree.

Changing a page URL

Do this by moving it in the site structure using the 'Parent item' dropdown and using the 'Short name' field to amend the end fragment of the URL.

Second Line Support role can also see a 'URL alias' box on the right when editing a page. Please do not touch this. The only way a URL should be changed is in the way described above.

Get in touch

If you have CMS questions or are stuck then get in touch and we'll do our best to help.